Why church? What’s the point?

Why church? What’s the point?
We come to connect with one another.

Why church? What’s the point?
We come to find healing and hope in a world of hurt, hate, and disregard.

Why church? What’s the point?
We come to confess and repent and become better people.

Why church? What’s the point?
We come to be reminded that Christ calls us to take the Good News into the world.

Why church? What’s the point?
We are church. We are God’s people created and called to take good news to the poor, proclaim release to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind. We are called to liberate the oppressed and proclaim the grace revealed in the year of divine favor.(Luke 4:18-19 CEB)

But why?
We are church. The Lord requires us to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8 CEB) 

Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children, their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Tim has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

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